Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Bestselling Author Monique Truong

Free event to be held on October 18


Monique Truong

NEW YORK, NY October 13, 2016 -—Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with novelist and food essayist Monique Truong, the Fall 2016 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, on Tuesday, October 18. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the start of the event.

Truong’s highly acclaimed first novel, The Book of Salt, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Fiction book. She is the recipient of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Her second novel Bitter in the Mouth was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. In 2015, she was a U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow. Truong is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School. She will be reading excerpts from her novels The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth.


WHAT: “A Reading and Conversation with Monique Truong”

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Reading to follow at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College-Information and Technology (Library) Building

151 East 25th Street

Room 750-Rackow Conference Room



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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